Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Butterfly Boxes

 Hi folks
hope you are all well today , sorry for the lack of posts in the last week or so,  I have been battling a chest infection for 2 weeks now, an extra Christmas gift from my beloved son who bought it over on the big day , I have been told I only have myself to blame as I raised my kids to share everything, so 'here Mum, have some germs' !!!

 I have been swallowing horse tablets by the dozen since then , but I think I've finally turned a corner and may be on the mend now, hopefully he's better too, as its back to school for him today whether he likes it or not!! he has to go anyway, after all, he is the Teacher!!

Here are some boxes made with a common feature, they all have butterfly embellishments. They were very easy to make and hopefully will prove to be useful too.

 Box 1
The first is a Garter box for a bride and includes a spellbinders foral doilies die cut and a hearts M-bossibility folder in its creation  and has the sentiment something old . something new... (which co-incidentally happens to be the blog challenge over at J and C Creations this January)

 There is a vellum ruffle , these are very easy to make , just take a strip of paper about a 1.5'' wide and 10'' long and make equal sized pleats along it and then join the 2 ends to each other and glue down. cover the centre hole with a disc or circle. I've also added ribbon , lilac Stickles Glitter glue and some soft blue pearls to embellish , the butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart paper punch

Box 2
This box is a square favor box and was created in matt gold card by using the Crafters Companion ultimate Pro boxes board,  I added the flower shape when I was embossing the shape from the board , (there is a choice of a flower, or butterfly shaped lid ,you can add on or leave your box plain ) and decorated it with a giant paper flower from my stash , also added an orange band around the box and a gold ribbon. To open the box you slide the flower in two , its really clever!!

Box 3
The oval box is a little trinket box and was made in orange card which was run through an embossing folder and  machine and then inked over with a gold pigment ink pad. Cut out using the instructions on the Crafters Companion ultimate Pro boxes and bags board Its simple to follow, you first emboss around the oval shape on the board and then emboss around the next oval shape up to that and then cut the required length of card strip to go around the sides , cut in some croc teeth and join it all together. the board does all the working out for you, so you don't have too!! Check them out over at the Crafters Companion website and check on you tube for helpful videos and tutorials to help you get started

I would like to enter these projects in the following challenges
Anything Goes Challenge  83/AG
Craftyourpassion/ Challenge ShabbyChic
Created with love / Angthing but a card
Die cutting Divas/ colour challenge
Tuesday throwdown/Shiny and new Challenge
cupcakecrafting/ the januarybluesChallenge224


  1. All your boxes are beautiful! The garter box fits our color challenge perfectly. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week!

  2. Gorgeous...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Your card is lovely and I am so glad you were able to use these colors. Thank you for joining at Die Cuttin' Diva this week.

  4. Your boxes and card are beautifull. Lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle

  5. What a beautiful card!! Love also your boxes! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  6. Wow those are totally awesome boxes. Just loooove them. Love the dies that you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  7. WOW!! What a gorgeous set!! Just love the pretty butterflies and colors here!! :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenges! Hope you will join us again next week and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  8. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  9. Gorgeous set, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  10. Beautiful & Elegant Projects!!


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